Outdoor Adventure

Recharge in Nature

Home to stunning rivers cutting through limestone bluffs, rolling hills, endless prairies and an abundance of state and county parks, Iowa’s landscape allows for all kinds of adventures. Grab your hiking shoes and traverse the scenic trails at Ledges and Backbone State Parks and the caves at Maquoketa Caves State Park. Discover peaceful waterfalls like Dunning's Spring and Willow Creek Waterfall. Or simply relax at a camping site at Lake Icaria Recreation Area.

Explore more outdoor opportunities with the DNR Hook n' Paddle Passport.

Photo Courtesy Brian Gibbs